Originally Posted by Sea Ray
It's not really all that tough nowadays. In fact as bad as IU was this year they were only one win short. They can use the UK formula and that is to schedule 4 patsy non conference teams and then figure out a way to pick off two wins in conference
IU caught a lot of heat from its fanbase for its out of conference schedule this year. I don't think its as sure of a thing that IU could draw 50,000 no matter the opposition which has to factor into it as well. But I definitely see a lot of good things from the Bill Snyder/Glen Mason school of scheduling.
IU's pretty locked in to the schedule for the next few years of 1 1AA level team at home, 1 MAC or Sun Belt level team at home, 1 MAC or Sun Belt level team on the road, and 1 lower level BCS team or high quality non BCS team alternating home and road. I think the first two teams in this slot are Wake Forest and Navy. So in general, IU should be at least 3-1 coming out of non-conference every year.